The Mainline Sidelined: The Sociology of Religion Unbound
Article first published online: 8 FEB 2011
2000 Society for the Study of Religion and Blackwell Publishers, Inc.
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Volume 39, Issue 4, pages 509–514, December 2000
How to Cite
NEITZ, M. J. (2000), The Mainline Sidelined: The Sociology of Religion Unbound. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 39: 509–514. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5906.2000.tb00012.x
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 8 FEB 2011
This paper examines an expanding focus in the content of what members of SSSR study and show how this change is reflected in the publications in the journal. I offer four factors that might effect what we study: changes in the world, changes in who we are, changes in funding sources, and changes in the theoretical frames. I discuss the “cultural turn” as new theoretical frame, which has had important implications for the study of religion. 1 then return to the question of changes in the world. I end with my expectation that we will see greater yet inclusiveness in the future.